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Anthony Anders Takes the Checkers


Photo Credit: Kerry Gilstrap
    Race fans got their money's worth Saturday night at Greenville-Pickens Speedway as the top drivers in the Late-Model Stock division battled tooth and nail for the victory. Current points leader Anthony Anders collected the win, as Trey Gibson was right behind and pressing in every corner until the laps wore out. The grandstand fans were standing as Anders and Gibson battled, and Roger Powell collected the third spot. Marty Ward was the fourth-place finisher and another bright spot was the fifth-place finisher.
    Kummer qualified second, delighting the fans, and when the green flag fell to start the race she didn't drift back at all but held onto her fifth-place spot. Kummer had plenty of pressure, but she held on for the fifth-place finish. But, after the race, there was a problem with Kummer's tires during inspection and she was relegated to the rear of the finishing order.
    "I lost my power steering early in the race, and it was getting tougher and tougher to drive as the tires wore down," Anders said in Victory Lane. "I am just glad this car was set up so well. Actually, we haven't raced this particular car in the past two years."
Photo Credit: Kerry Gilstrap    It was also a record-tying night in the Charger main event as Ricky Stephens battled his way up from last to first and win his fifth straight Chargers main event. The last time a driver won five straight races in this division it was accomplished by Tyler Bob Mangum back in 1988. Rules stipulate when a driver wins the event, he has to start on the rear of the field the next week. Stephens has worked his way thought the field four straight times ann a win nest week would give him the bragging rights of having won six straight races.
    James Johnson was second, with Andy Norris in third. Travis Cox and Danny Gilbert took fourth and fifth respectively.
    Brad Jeter showed the way in the Trucks main event, with points leader Bob Root taking second. Austin Northicutt was third and Mike Mote was fourth.
    In Renegades, Dale Stancil used a last-lap pass to beat Andrew Cordell for the victory, and Bobby Emory was third. Daniel Jameson took fourth and Phillip Peters was fifth.




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